Computing the Annual Interest and Annual Yield of a Bond Investment
When you buy bonds you are lending your money to a corporation or the government for a specified period of time. A bond is a written pledge that you’ll be repaid your money plus interest at its maturity date (anywhere from 10 to 30 years). How long you keep a bond and how often it
pays interest determines the value of your bond.
Example Find the annual yield rounded to the nearest hundredth percent.
Morgana LeFey purchased a $7,500 bond at the quoted price of 91 rate of 6.5 percent.
Find the bond cost. Bond Cost Face Value Percent $7,500 91.5% $6,862.50 bond cost
Find the annual interest. Annual Interest Face Value Interest Rate $7,500 6.5% $487.50 annual interest
Find the annual yield. Annual Yield Annual Interest Bond Cost $487.50 $6,862.50 7.10% annual yield
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Practice Find the cost of the bond, the annual interest, and the annual yield.
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5. Felix Capistrano purchased 5 bonds at $1,000 per bond and paid a 1 percent brokerage commission on the principal. The bonds were offered at a quoted price of 101 and earn an annual interest rate of 7.25 percent. What is the total cost of Capistrano’s purchase? What total interest will he earn each year? 6 . A l H o l m a n p u r c h a s e d a $ 1 2 , 0 0 0 c i t y b o n d a t a q u o t e d p r i c e o f 7 9 1 _ 4 . S t a n d a r d i z e d T e s t P r a c t The city board pays annual interest at a rate of 5.8 percent. What is the annual yield on the bond? i c e
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